TMCnet News Reveals the Contrasting World of Caution and Confidence for LGBTQ+ Travellers in 2023
[June 01, 2023] Reveals the Contrasting World of Caution and Confidence for LGBTQ+ Travellers in 2023

The most extensive LGBTQ+ travel research from to date spotlights the rising concerns surrounding personal safety and how active allyship in the travel industry contributes to increasing traveller confidence

LONDON, June 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, regardless of who they love or how they identify,'s LGBTQ+ travel research spotlights the steady progress, and the recent setbacks, for these communities when it comes to travel. For example:

  • With a background of polarising political decisions in the past 12 months, personal safety has never been more of a focus, with 79% of UK LGBTQ+ travellers reporting that they must consider their safety and wellbeing as an LGBTQ+ person when picking a destination – up significantly from 61% last year.
  • This year's research shows that mainstream news – from issues around recent major world sporting and music events to celebrity and corporate sponsorships – has put discriminatory legislation and views in the spotlight for many, impacting considerations around vacation decisions for 78% of UK respondents.
  • Despite the headlines and significant challenges that persist in many destinations, 65% feel that their experience of being LGBTQ+ in the UK actually makes them more confident as a traveller (up from 51 in 2022).
  • The travel industry is clearly playing a part in shifting attitudes and perceptions. 82% of UK LGBTQ+ travellers feel more comfortable travelling due to the increased inclusivity of the industry.'s Travel Proud programme provides free inclusive hospitality training for accommodations to help them gain a better understanding of the specific challenges faced by LGBTQ+ travellers, as well as what can be done to make every guest feel more welcome, regardless of where they come from, who they love or how they identify.

To learn more about this year's insights, the research methodology and's Travel Proud program visit

For further information, contact the UK Press Office; [email protected]  
Olivia Swarbrick, [email protected]

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